SCAI 2014 Scientific Sessions will feature the unveiling of a couple of PCI risk assessment tools to help.
The first, developed by Kalon Ho, MD, FSCAI, will be unveiled on Wednesday, May 28. It is based on risk models developed by the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) Cath PCI Registry and the Massachusetts Data Analysis Center (Mass-DAC). Here are links to the tools.
Additionally SCAI will be rolling out its PCI Risk Calculator App, sponsored by The Medicines Co., on Thursday, May 29. This new app will allow healthcare providers to enter pre-procedural patient information into a calculator to estimate the post-intervention risks for mortality, acute kidney injury and transfusion. The new app, which will be available in a variety of platforms, is based on the highly accurate risk models of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Quality Improvement Initiative (BMC2 PCI), and can be used to clinical decision-making regarding therapy, including the patient’s informed consent.